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Prof. Mark -
Mr. Thoresby is Ralph Thoresby of Leeds. The letter is dated 1699.
There is some question whether Mr. Greatrix (or Greatorex or Greatrakes) the Stroker was a masseur or a faith healer. This letter would seem to indicate that (1) he was indeed a masseur and (2) the "cures" that he effected were understood according to the current understanding of healing.
I will note that Anne Finch, Lady Conway, employed Greatorex to relieve her migraine.
|Journal-title:||Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775)|
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